Alix Delaporte works on Le dernier coup de marteau
- The director of Angel and Tony is currently filming her second feature. The cast includes Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois and Candela Peña
The filming of Alix Delaporte’s (photo) second feature, Le dernier coup de marteau, which began on August 5 Montpellier, is currently underway in the Bouches-du-Rhône region. The cast features the duo who shared the success of Angel & Tony [+see also:
film profile] with the director (the revelation of the Venice Critics’ Week in 2010, 225,000 admissions in France, sold for more than 25 countries) with the 2012 Cesar for Best Female and Male newcomers Clotilde Hesme (discovered in Regular Lovers [+see also:
interview: Philippe Garrel
film profile] and appreciated recently in Three Worlds [+see also:
interview: Arta Dobroshi
film profile]) and Grégory Gadebois (soon in competition in San Sebastian in Mon âme par toi guérie). They will be surrounded by Spanish actress Candela Peña (Goya 2006 for Best Actress, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2004 and 2013 for Una pistola en cada mano [+see also:
Written by the director, the screenplay is kept secret by the production for now. The story will revolve around a 14-year-old teenager.
Produced by Hélène Cases (Producer on the Move 2012 for the European Film Promotion – read the interview) for Lionceau Film, Le dernier coup de marteau benefits from a France 2 Cinéma coproduction, an advance on receipts from the CNC, pre-purchases by Canal+ and OCS, as well as backing from the Languedoc-Roussillon and PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) regions. The eight weeks of filming will end on September 30 and the film should be released in the spring of 2014. The French distribution and international sales (which will begin in Toronto) will be handled by Pyramide.
(Translated from French)
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